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Astigmatism treatments through home remedies and natural treatment

Astigmatism is a common and generally treatable imperfection in the curvature of your eye which causes blurred distance and near vision. This condition occurs when either the front surface of your eye or the lens, inside your eye, has mismatched curves. Instead of having one curve like a round ball, the surface is shaped like egg. This can cause a blurred vision at all distances. This condition is often present at birth and it can occur with farsightedness or nearsightedness. The two main types of astigmatism are lenticular and corneal astigmatism. A lenticular astigmatism is happening when your lens is misshapen and the corneal astigmatism is happening when your cornea is misshapen. It is not known the real cause for this condition but it is known fact that genetics play a big role in it. The most common signs and symptoms of astigmatism are: squinting, difficulty with night vision, headaches, eyestrain or discomfort and blurred or distorted vision. If you have a family history of astigmatism or other eye disorders such as keratoconus, then you have increased risk of getting astigmatism. Talk with your doctor if you suffer from some type of astigmatism.

Home remedies for astigmatism


This has been used in wide areas but mostly in addition of color as well as flavor in food. The great deposit of curcumin in turmeric makes it to outstanding in its purpose as anti-inflammatory as well as antimicrobial properties [1]. Apart from this turmeric is also known to have adequate deposit of Vitim C, E and A. which gives it even more powerful ability to combat the Astigmatism condition. The ability to reduce cholesterol and capacity to act as an antioxidant makes it have the ability to unclog and secure the minor blood vessels that are responsible for taking blood in your eyes and avoid astigmatism.

What is expected of you if you are using it, is to have a teaspoonful of turmeric powder. Add this to warm milk and take the prepared medicine. Drink this and repeat the action twice every day. This has effective outcome in restoring normal eye condition.

Indian Gooseberry

astigmatismThis medication is also famously known as Amla, its many health benefits make it a popular herb. Apart from this Amla is good source of Vitamin C as well as antioxidant and these properties makes it an outstanding herb with critical remedy for this condition [2,3]. This is because these two properties in it do the work of tissues repaired, this is the same case with cells in your eyes. What you can do with it is to regularly eat the fruits. Apart from this mixing the powder of the herb, preferably one teaspoonful with honey has same effect as constant eating of the fruits.


This herb is common and indigenous of Europe. Its vitamin C and A content has substance known as anthocyanosides. This substance is good when it comes to inflammatory treatment [4] and strengthening the eye blood vessels. When you use this medication it would impact your condition by treating eye fatigue as well as ensuring that the cells which have been damaged in your eyes are repaired. This therefore ensures that your vision is improved. It also puts a holt to eye problem progression. Using it requires you to either eat fresh bilberry, dried ones also have great effect in restoring your normal eye condition.

Green tea

Being able to repair damaged cells as well as tissues in your eyes is one ability that Green tea has that makes it an effective treatment for your eye problem. It emerges to be a significant medication because of its capacity to provide good maintenance to your eye tissues as well as blood vessels responsible for supplying blood into your eyes. Using it only requires you to take several cups of tea prepared using it in a day. [5]

Cassia Seed

This tropical plant that grows annually upright has been in use among the Chinese people to enhance eye vision. It can be used through preparing an herbal tea when it is dropped in hot water. After this strain it and then take the tea at least two times in a time. This will have big impact on discomfort, pain as well as blurry eyes and your condition of astigmatism will be attended to effectively.

Gingko Biloba

This is widely used to eliminate disorders of the blood as well as increasing an individual’s memory abilities. It increases the circulation in the blood by unclogging the vessels carrying blood [6]. This ensures that the blood becomes less sticky. In addition to this the herb is a good antioxidant, this is because in its preparation process its antioxidant properties are activated and these make it to have ability to treat eye conditions. It also mixed with yellow myrobalan, Amla and beleric which also have the effect of improving eye vision. You are only required to prepare tea made of this herb and drink it daily.


Astigmatism is normally caused by weak eye muscles and defective tissues and retina. These conditions are properly treated with this herb because it involves incorporation of various properties of ant-inflammatory as well as antioxidant which has ability to restore your eye condition [7]. What should be done is to avail substantial powder of the herb and add this to a glass of water. Leave this mixture to stay overnight, the following morning strain the mixture and use the extract to wash your eyes. Follow the treatments above and your Astigmatism will be long gone.

Milk Thistle

Ripe seed of this herb is known to have health benefits to cure many conditions. This can be seen in its ability to impact the condition of liver through its silymarin substance. This makes liver to be able to store enough B vitamins as well as glutathione which are significant components in enhancing strength of the eye muscle.


These are widely found in china, they have enormous ability to treat health conditions. They are also well stocked with compounds that enhance their capacity to treat astigmatism and impairments [8]. They are also capable of eradicating muscular degeneration; they improve immunity as well as enhancing nourishment of the liver as well as kidney. What you should do is to simply consume the fruits; this will impact your eye conditions by improving your vision. You can also consider making herbal tea using it because it can be found in herbal form.

Goji Berry

These berries are good source, carotenoids like beta-carotene as well as zeaxanthin. These substances are great antioxidants. They are significant in offering strong protection to your eyes as well as increasing their function ability. What you are expected to do when using them as medication is to brew tea through boiling substantial amount in water for a period of ten minutes.


This cure is well endowed with flavonoid and this is strong source of antioxidant properties [9]. In this way it works by scavenging free radicals and then initiating their destruction process. This in turn enhances their ability to improve eye health as well as improving the vision. You can prepare it by availing one tablespoonful of honey and then mixing it with one tablespoonful of cacao powder. This when consumed at least twice every day has the ability to impacting your condition.

Egg yolk

The York is well staffed with enough Carotenoids which are important in enhancing eye vision. This is because of its anti-oxidant capabilities. What you are expected to do with this medication is to consume organic egg when soft boiled or rather when poached. When it is raw it is important because the nutrient concentration is very high, it is not recommended for cooking since the carotenoids are very sensitive and when they are exposed to extreme heat they can get destroyed. This is therefore the reasons why cooking is not recommended with this herb.


It is recommended that Ayurveda stress should be subjected to fresh food as well as vegetables known for high content of nutrients as well as powerful antioxidant properties [10]. This medicine is known to have good source of vitamin A, iron, potassium, and calcium. In addition to this it is well stocked with beta carotene and this with lutein are good in providing healthy eye maintenance. They also ensure that your vision is promoted. What should be done is to steam up freshly obtained leaves of spinach and then eat these two times every day to avoid astigmatism.


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Dr. Emil Sarsath (aka) Vijila, a licensed naturopathic doctor (BSMS) who always ensures his patients receive compassionate, and individualized care. He has extensive experience in primary care, digestive health, mental health, nervous system disorder and more.Area of Expertise – Naturopathic Medicine, Whole Foods-based Nutrition, Siddha, Panchakarma.She is always available through [email protected]


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